Explore the Forest Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park Car parking We now charge for parking at the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park (click here to read more about why): Up to 1 hour £1 Up to 3 hours £2 Over 3 hours £3 Over night £5 Please note - there is a 15 minute grace period for drop offs/collections/using the bottle banks. Become a Friend of the Forest for free parking On arrival, enter your registration and the length of time you'd like to stay on the payment machines - there is no need to display the ticket as it's automatic number plate recognition. The machines accept cash or cards (chip and pin and contactless) - unfortunately these machines do not give change. You can also pay on the Pay By Phone website or app (Location: Marston Vale, Bedford Number: 800979). The car park closes promptly at 5pm unless there is an evening event on, in which case the gate will close after the last guest leaves. However, the Park is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year on foot, for horse riders and cyclists. Please note: if your car is locked in the Centre’s car park overnight you can collect it the following morning - to arrange release before the car park reopens, please call 07966 000326. A £25 release fee is payable to the member of staff upon their arrival.